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Question R19 16v with petrol smell!


I have a Renault 19 16v. I think I've already identified where the problem is but am after any advice specifically as to what might be causing this issue.

When I fill the car up with petrol, I get a strong smell of petrol coming from the rear of the car. Remove the cover over the tank in the boot and the smell is very strong. As the petrol goes down in the tank, the smell goes but if I drive enthusiatically in the bends, I get the smell back.

I also think my fuel pump is very noisey but not heard another R19 16v for a while so it might be my imagination!

Glad of any advice...

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Hello and welcome to the forum.

It sounds like you have a leak in the top of the tank somewhere.......are there any signs of a leak underneath the car at all?.Petrol will leave a stain as it leaks so it might be worth checking the sides of the tank too.It could also be a split in the filler neck or a split breather pipe.

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r19 has metal petrol tank, might have holes due rust.
it happens to many of fiat cinquecento drivers after 5 or so years
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